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Follow-Up Message to U.S. Citizens in Pakistan

December 1, 2011

The U.S. Embassy in Islamabad is alerting all U.S. citizens residing in Pakistan that non-official vehicle movements of U.S. Government employees in Islamabad will be restricted to the Islamabad city limits for the duration of the upcoming Muharram holiday. These restrictions will take effect on December 2 and will remain in effect through the evening of December 6. In addition, all non-official vehicle movements within Islamabad will be prohibited on Friday, December 2, from 12:00-18:00. The U.S. Embassy urges all U.S. citizens to remain alert, avoid crowds and demonstrations, keep a low profile, and limit unnecessary travel. Verify that travel documents and visas remain valid.

For the latest security information, U.S. citizens traveling abroad should regularly monitor the Department of State's Internet website where Worldwide Caution , Country Specific Information for Pakistan , Travel Warnings (including the current Travel Warning for Pakistan ), and Travel Alerts can be found. You can also follow the Bureau of Consular Affairs on Twitter and on Facebook . Up-to-date information on overseas security can also be obtained by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada; callers outside the United States and Canada can dial a standard toll-line at 1-202-501-4444. These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).

U.S. citizens are advised to maintain valid travel documents and to enroll overseas travel through the State Department's Smart Traveler Enrollment Program.

Please note the following contact information for all four U.S. diplomatic posts operating in Pakistan:

U.S. Embassy Islamabad is located at Diplomatic Enclave, Ramna 5; telephone (92-51) 208-0000; Consular Section telephone (92-51) 208-2700; fax (92-51) 282-2632; website ; email

U.S. Consulate General Karachi, located at Plot No 3-5, TPX Area, Mai Kolachi Road, Karachi, provides services to U.S. citizens by appointment only. Services can be scheduled by calling (92-21) 3527-5000 between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., Monday-Friday; fax (92-21) 3527-5885; website; email

U.S. Consulate General Lahore, located at 50 Sharah-E-Abdul Hameed Bin Badees (Old Empress Road) near Shimla Hill Rotary, provides services to U.S. citizens by appointment only. U.S. citizens requiring assistance should contact the Consular Section at (92-42) 3603-4000; fax (92-42) 3603-4200; website ; email

U.S. Consulate General Peshawar is located at 11 Hospital Road, Cantonment, Peshawar; telephone (92-91) 526-8800; fax (92-91) 527-6712; website .